In his third consecutive opportunity to finally win a major competition, Jason Day sure stepped up to the challenge.
The Australian had been concerned that this season may have ended up a complete failure. However, it seemed that nothing could stop him on Sunday, when he delivered a record-breaking performance at Whistling Straits, earning himself his first major win.
The Australian has been in and around the top ten of the Official World Golf Rankings for about a year now, and he’s been getting ever closer to the top. It seemed about time that he finally claimed a major.
Day was already in tears by the time he had tapped in for par for a 5-under 67 score, winning the competition by a three-stroke lead. He cried on the shoulder of Colin Swatton, Day’s long-time coach and caddie. The two met when Swatton helped a 12-year-old Day deal with his father’s death.
“I didn’t expect I was going to cry,” Day said. “A lot of emotion has come out because I’ve been so close so many times and fallen short. To be able to play the way I did today, especially with Jordan in my group, I could tell that he was the favorite. Just to be able to finish the way I did was amazing.”
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